Leanne Nettles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and graduate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Leanne is new to Pacific Oaks and will be joining as Adjunct Faculty in Fall 2020. Leanne also works as a Clinical Supervisor in a school and community-based mental health program at D'Veal Family and Youth Services. Leanne specializes in working with at-risk children, adolescents, and families, while bringing energy and enthusiasm to developing team-focused collaborative therapy and expanding community partnerships. Leanne is passionate toward empowering disenfranchised communities while advocating culturally competent therapy. Leanne recently facilitated a diversity training with LA-CAMFT called "What Are You?: Considerations for Therapy with Mixed-Race Clients." She has also served as facilitator of the DMH Hollywood Health Neighborhood collaboration, previously guest-lectured on the importance of utilizing spirituality during assessment and treatment planning at Pacific Oaks College, and currently serves on the LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee. Leanne provides training and is a certified supervisor for MAP: Managing and Adapting Practice as a core Evidence-Based Practice in community-based services. Leanne also has a Bachelor's degree in Dance with a language and culture emphasis, and enjoys utilizing movement in therapy and facilitating cultural dance classes. Combining her professional and personal experiences Leanne hopes to improve understanding and culturally-competent therapeutic practice in greater Los Angeles.